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Mark Twain & the Progressive Era Problems: Why Did Twain Name It The Gilded Age?

Mark Twain & the Progressive Era Problems: Why Did Twain Name It The Gilded Age?
Mark Twain & the Progressive Era Problems: Why Did Twain Name It The Gilded Age?
Mark Twain & the Progressive Era Problems: Why Did Twain Name It The Gilded Age?
Mark Twain & the Progressive Era Problems: Why Did Twain Name It The Gilded Age?
Mark Twain & the Progressive Era Problems: Why Did Twain Name It The Gilded Age?
Mark Twain & the Progressive Era Problems: Why Did Twain Name It The Gilded Age?
Mark Twain & the Progressive Era Problems: Why Did Twain Name It The Gilded Age?
Mark Twain & the Progressive Era Problems: Why Did Twain Name It The Gilded Age?
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Progressive Era Problems: Why Did Mark Twain Name It The Gilded Age? Engaging!

This lesson is included in the Progressive Era & Gilded Age Bundle, located here:

Progressive Era (Gilded Age) Bundle! 7 Engaging Resources for Progressive Era!

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In this highly engaging lesson, students investigate four different articles to learn about the problems associated with the Progressive Era and why Mark Twain gave it the name "The Gilded Age."

Students analyze excerpts from How the Other Half Lives by Jacob Riis, The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, The Shame of the Cities by Lincoln Steffens, and Twenty Years at Hull House by Jane Addams to learn the problems that defined the United States in the late 19th century. From urban slums and tenement houses to working conditions, food processing and political corruption, students investigate the problems of the Progressive Era that the writers of the time period wrote about!

In the end, students answer the overarching question, "Why Did Mark Twain Refer to the late-19th Century as the Gilded Age?" Very focused, engaging, and inspired by the Common Core.

A key is included!

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Total Pages
11 pages
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Teaching Duration
4 days
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